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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • Exelon breaks ground on two new generating units at Perryman Station

    Exelon breaks ground on two new generating units at Perryman Station
    Exelon Generation officials broke ground Monday for two new power generating units at its Perryman Station in southeastern Harford County, calling the project an expanded focus on natural gas and clean energy. The two 60-megawatt units, which will run on...
  • Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking

    Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking
    The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
  • Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies

    Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
    Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a...
  • Tom Roberts, violin collector and anonymous Smithsonian donor

    TOM ROBERTS, 75, Smithsonian's 'Mr. Anonymous' The name "Tom Roberts" appears on no plaque in the Smithsonian Institution's musical instruments collection. At no concert, even when Mr. Roberts was in attendance, did Smithsonian chamber musicians...
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • PASSINGS: Dyer Brainerd Holmes, T.S. Cook, Joel Schaeffer

    PASSINGS: Dyer Brainerd Holmes, T.S. Cook, Joel Schaeffer
    Dyer Brainerd Holmes NASA manned space flight director Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
  • Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era

    Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era
    As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power." With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
  • Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced

    Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced
    The sweetest voice Allentown ever heard has gone silent because of the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Linda Ronstadt revealed details of the problem to AARP last month, but most people did not become aware of them until a flurry of news stories in...
  • CNN continues acquisition spree with 'Pandora's Promise'

    CNN continues acquisition spree with 'Pandora's Promise'
    CNN Films is stepping up its acquisition efforts. One week after landing the television rights to the Penny Lane documentary “Our Nixon,” the network has acquired domestic television broadcast rights to the Sundance film selection “...
  • Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown. The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
  • Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
  • Q&A: What's happening at Japanese nuclear plants?

    Two nuclear power plants operated by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. are experiencing cooling problems with their reactors after Friday's massive earthquake, triggering one evacuation so far with another likely coming soon. Two reactors at the company'...